HR Microscope – May 2022

May 2022

Ag-West Bio: A catalyst and connector for Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry

Are you building an agri-food business in Saskatchewan, looking for connections, training or support?

Or maybe you’re an investor looking for opportunities in the agri-food sector? We can help!

Ag-West Bio is Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association. We work with industry stakeholders, innovators, and investors to help bring research to market, and to assist local agri-food start-ups or companies who want to relocate to this region.

What we do:  

  • We support businesses
  • We catalyze initiatives
  • We create connections
  • We promote science

Support for businesses 

Combining expertise and experience, we provide personalized input and a suite of services tailored to a company’s unique commercialization needs. We provide a centralized hub for linking private business with market knowledge, advisory input, mentoring and guidance. We can help start-ups advance their business plans based on opportunity and feasibility, which they can then use to gain investors and strategic partnerships.

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BioTalent Canada ranks in the top 20 of “Best Workplaces in Canada” for 2022  

For the second consecutive year, BioTalent Canada has been honoured with the recognition of being named one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada – this year, ranking #20 out of 50 for organizations with under 50 employees This honour comes on the heels of being awarded Best Workplaces for Women in 2022.

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BioTalent Canada launches training courses to address key skills gaps in Canada’s bio-economy

BioTalent Canada launched three additional national bio-economy online courses today as part of its “Skills for Success” training. The inclusion of these courses into the existing Essential Skills Fundamentals training further supports the development of foundational skills critical to onboarding fresh talent and the growth of Canada’s current and future bio-economy labour markets.

These courses are designed to develop foundational skills Canadian employers look for in candidates. Included are skills the Government of Canada has identified as essential for workplace success: communication, collaboration and problem-solving. The “Skills for Success” courses were funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program.

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In case you missed it…

BioTalent Canada’s Student Work Placement Program – Cytophage  

The Student Work Placement Program is an initiative to increase the job-readiness of students registered in STEM, healthcare, business programs and all other programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions.

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Take a closer look at BioTalent Canada’s partners:


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Ag-West Bio | BioNova | Business Wire | Gowling WLG | HealthPartners | Life Sciences Ontario | McGovern Management Group Inc. | PEI BioAlliance | Life Sciences BC


BioAlberta | Bioenterprise Corporation Canada | Bioindustrial Innovation Canada | BioLAB Business | BioNB | BIOQuébec | Blue Branch | Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) | Carleton University | City of Mississauga | Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI) | Eppendorf Canada | Health Cities | Montréal Invivo | Northeastern University – Toronto Campus | Ryerson University | Science to Business Network | Seneca College | University of Calgary – Schulich School of Engineering | University of Manitoba | University of Ottawa | University of Toronto – Engineering Career Centre | University of Toronto – Master of Management of Innovation Program | University of Toronto – Scarborough | University of Victoria | University of Waterloo | Western University – Ivey Business School |


BioBenefits | BIOTECanada | Biotech Primer | Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) | City of Toronto | Co-operative Education and Work- Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) | Evolve Biologics | Genome Canada | Glyconet | Medtech Canada | Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization | Renewable Industries Canada | Telus Business |

Showcase Employers

BioConnect| Charles River Laboratories | Cytophage | EMMES Canada | eSight | IMV-Inc. | Lumiio | Notch Therapeutics | Providence Therapeutics | Resilience Biotechnologies | Sanofi | Synaptive Medical | Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. | Zymeworks

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